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4.80  ·  Rating details ·  25 ratings  ·  19 reviews
“You will lose your memory.”
That’s what a doctor told me at just twenty-nine years old.
My headaches and exhaustion weren’t from overexertion like I thought.
It was more. A lot more.

Despite my unimaginable challenges,
I found love at a time I needed it most.
Layne, a rising star and popular frontman,
was unknowingly singing life into my soul through his allusive lyrics.
I
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Expected publication: April 4th 2019
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Ari
3.5 surprisingly unique stars

Honestly, this is a classic case of me not you. Any other time, and I would have absolutely loved this book becuase of how uniquely it was written, and even yesterday, when I started it, there was a pressure in my chest simply because of how grieving the tone of the book was.

Tragedy was a foregone conclusion.

But something.. Something about it just didn't connect with me. You know what I mean?

Jumping between 12 years- then and now, Shattered Stars follows the story
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Marybeth
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
WOW! I would honestly give this story more than 5 stars if I could! This author has been on my list of want to read authors for about a year now, but this is my first! And what an introduction to a new-to- me author this book is. This lady can write!! Such a stunning, emotional and heartwarming story! It is wonderfully unique and sliced my heart wide open, but thankfully put it back together by the end in the best of ways. Dani, Layne and Aly will take you on a journey that at times you won't be ...more
Shannon
Mar 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow!!! This books sucked me in with it's one of a kind story line. Shattered Stars alternates in time from the past and present to assist in the telling of the story, which adds another dimension of suspense and intrigue to the complexity of events that unfold in the story.

This story has some very dark parts, but there was something very uplifting about Danny's story and her ability to find light in the darkness. This book shows that sometimes that best things really do come from the most unexp
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Heather Blauth Ambrosino
Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shari J. Ryan never ceases to amaze me! Each story she writes is so unique and addicting. Shattered Stars has blown me away! It is different than anything I have ever read... Shari's writing sucks me into her characters worlds and my stomach gets butterflies, my heart breaks, and my "mom heart" hurts and soars right along with all of Danny's emotions. This story is one of my all time favorites and you must read it, TODAY!
Stacie Christensen
Mar 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
“You will lose your memory.”
That’s what a doctor told me at just twenty-nine years old.
My headaches and exhaustion weren’t from overexertion like I thought.
It was more. A lot more.

Despite my unimaginable challenges,
I found love at a time I needed it most.
Layne, a rising star and popular frontman,
was unknowingly singing life into my soul through his allusive lyrics.
I lived and breathed for the mesmeric sound of his voice.

Kismet led us to a kind of love anyone would die for.
However, Layne s
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Rhonda Ziglar
Mar 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 TRUE LOVE STARS!! Wow, Wow, just Wow!! This book will be in my top 10 favorites of 2019. This author takes us on a powerful heartfelt journey through the lives of Layne and Dani and their true love. I could not put this book down. The story is beautifully written with all the feels and OMG, I felt like I was with these characters. Shari J. Ryan is a phenomenal storyteller and she just keeps turning out 5 star books. Do yourselves a favor and 1-Click this book.
Kelly
Mar 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is one of my absolute favorite books by Shari J. Ryan. When I read Shattered Stars it gave me the feeling that I was reading something special. It is the type of love story that buries itself deep in your heart. Layne is more than just a musician, he has a heart of gold. I absolutely love the chemistry between Danny and Layne. When you think about Aly, Shari J. Ryan describes her perfectly "She is proof that some of the best gifts in life come from the shadows of a nightmare." Danny has gon ...more
Samantha Schafer
Mar 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: e4c, ugly-cry
THIS BOOK... THIS BOOK IS SO GOOD - I AM YELLING!

This book truly is amazing, Shari's best work yet! That is saying something because I thought Last Words couldn't be beat.

Grab a box of tissues, you are going to need it.

Aimee Crant-oksa
Mar 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved Shattered Stars by Shari J Ryan. Her writing lets you feel all the emotions of her characters and keeps you glued to the pages. This story portrays a family going through hard times, but staying strong together through adversity.
The chemistry between Layne and Danny was so strong from their first meeting and throughout their lives. Layne loves Danny in a way that makes romance novels what they are. It's what we all dream about. Shari makes you feel this throughout their story. Danny is s
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Emily Goodman
Mar 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Shari Ryan brings readers to the edge of their seats with her new standalone release, Shattered Stars.
Shattered Stars is a uniquely written romance. It’s not typical steamy, lust filled romance by any means. Ryan creates the perfect relationship between husband and wife only for past tragedies to threaten everything they’ve built. Their love is palpable. Each will stop at nothing for the other person. Even if it means giving up everything for them. It’s heart wrenching yet absolutely inspiring
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Michelle Blauth
Mar 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shari J Ryan has really outdone herself with this book. It is unlike any book I have read. This story is about an unbreakable bond between a strong family but is not your typical "good girl meets bad boy" kind of story. You have a husband and wife who are both willing to give up everything for one another. They never let their love waiver no matter what comes their way. It is honest, and raw, and truly heart wrenching. I don't even know how to write a review that will do this book justice, but y ...more
Konny
Mar 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shattered Stars by Shari J. Ryan is a standalone romance novel that grips you and doesn't let go for a long time.
Dani and Layne Hensen's life changed. Nothing is as it was anymore and both fight hard for their love, marriage and sanity.
Reading Shattered Stars was like riding a roller coaster. There are a lots of down , but also ups. I suffered with the characters and I could feel their emotions in the words.
The story jumps between past and present and it took me a little time to get into the sto
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Tracey Vuolo
Mar 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shari Ryan stands out among her fellow authors with Shattered Stars. This story consumed me mind, heart and soul in a way that I will be forever changed. These characters take you on a heartbreaking journey of hope, fear, determination, faith and love. You will hold your breath and cry, but then you will be filled with so much happiness and joy.

Layne and Aly are such a unique couple who are perfectly imperfect for each other. I fell in love with Layne for many reasons, but most importantly for h
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Kasey McCarthy
Mar 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dani has been through an unspeakable tragedy and her life completely changed that day. Then her best friend Lexi drags her to a concert where she meets Layne. He gets her out of comfort zone and allows her to open up. They’re both attracted to each other but will they act on it? Will the past come back to haunt them?
Kaitlyn
Mar 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I’ve read an array of stories by Ms. Ryan and she kills every single type of book she writes. The funny, the twisted ones, and the emotional ones. But I have to tell you, her emotional ones.... they hit you on the heart and don’t let go. And I take so so much away from reading them! I laugh and I cry and I just can’t stop reading!! Layne and Danny’s story is like nothing I’ve ever read before. Grab a box of tissues and some chocolate and be ready for the read of a lifetime. But be ready for swee ...more
Julie Gustafson-Monk
Mar 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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One of the best books Shari has ever written.
LaTonya
Mar 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was absolutely amazing!! My heart wasn’t gutted as much as I thought it would be but it was still a tear jerker! I love Shari’s writing and her stories!!!
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Shari Ryan
Mar 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: heartbreaker
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Hi guys! I'm an indie writer of Romantic Comedy, Contemporary Romance, and Romantic Thrillers. Throughout my writing journey, I've hit Amazon's Top 100, Barnes & Noble's Top 10, and iBooks at #1. Hiding in suburbia with my hubby and two wild little boys, my active imagination allows me to live life as adult with many imaginary friends.


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